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1,359 Viking River Cruise Reviews
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Kleinbar
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was our second Viking river cruise (1st was four years ago in China) and overall we enjoyed the trip, The ship left Budapest and sailed up the Danube river making stops in Austria and Germany. The Bestla was a last minute replacement ... Read more
FoxCruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My room was beautiful as was the ship's decor. On a river cruise your stateroom is smaller than on an ocean cruise because the ship has to fit in the locks. But they built amazing functionality into the room. It was also nice that they ... Read more
Rhonda Hutton
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Have just returned from the most amazing trip just wish I had read more history books before I left!. Our first, and most certainly, not the last trip with Viking River. Russia has always had a mystery about it and the treasures of ... Read more
sarahans53
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it is the 'castles' tour on the Rhine River. Also we had not been to Amsterdam and wanted to spend a couple of days there. We picked Viking because we had heard such good things about it. We were not ... Read more
dlhas3
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
As expected, this cruise exceeded our expectations! The service was impeccable. Arrived in Basel Switzerland for an early embarkation which was seamless and so inviting. The ship was in pristine condition as we think it was new. We had a ... Read more
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debbiejrey@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We just returned from Viking's Romantic Danube Cruise from Budapest to Nuremburg and had a wonderful time! We chose this tour because I really wanted to see these cities and our extension to Prague. And we chose Viking because of the cost, ... Read more
Mach2phil
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We needed some well earned R&R with some pampering. We booked a late Rhine cruise with Viking, a company we had used successfully previously. The shipboard experience and crew were excellent but desperately poor administration, ... Read more
steverhodes
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
231 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Our latest Viking Voyage (we go on our 6th trip with them this year) was absolutely wonderful. With a 2-day pre-extension in Lisbon (and a 2-day post on our own in Lisbon), we ended up spending 6 phenomenal days in one of my new favorite ... Read more
Belle Star
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We had a very positive experience on the Waterways of the Tsars river cruise, which is consistent with our prior cruises with Viking. First of all the level of service from the front desk to the restaurant workers to the shore excursion ... Read more
twinzgran
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first river cruise and first time to Europe and we did not want to travel on our own. A river cruise was very appealing as we aren't ocean cruise fans. The itinerary was wonderful and we planned for a year! We felt ... Read more
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desert traveler
Member Since 2008
1 review
104 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Great trip on viking on douro river. two night stay in lisbon prior to trip, we stayed at the tivoli lisboa hotel-very nice and great location. had a half day tour provided and then time to explore on our own. we then coached to porto. ... Read more
wobo
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The Viking river cruise staff from cruise director, concierge, dining room waiters, house cleaning workers continue to be superb. They get to personally know you despite the short time you are on board. The on board meals are incredible ... Read more
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Polyglot
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
The ship was adequate in size and mostly quite comfortable. Compared to our other cruises on Windstar, the cabin was about the same, food was comparable, and the number of passengers greater. Amenities on the ship were a little sparse, ie. ... Read more
LLofgren
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We looked at various river cruise options and providers and found Viking to have one of the highest ratings for overall cruise experience. The was our first cruise, of any type, and our first trip to Europe. From start to finish Viking ... Read more
cdkey4
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We had taken the Normandy cruise and wanted to go on another one. The Danube cruise offered several places we wanted to visit. The staff, food, accommodations, and tours were wonderful. I don't think there was one thing I would change. ... Read more
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Scrapper1943
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our second Viking cruise and we've already scheduled a third. As always we were met by a Viking representative to guide us to our motor coach. Paris no longer allows River Cruise boats to dock in the city so we had to travel to ... Read more
davut abi
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have already encouraged friends and family to consider a Viking River Cruise. We will be taking another one. The questions are where and when.The staff was truly amazing. The ship is fantastic. The docking locations were exceptional, ... Read more
dicknox
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My wife and I are in our late 70's and Russia was one of the few countries that we had not visited. The river cruise appealed to us and we were not disappointed. Every aspect of the trip was superior. On and off the ship was without a ... Read more
1bigtitus
Member Since 2007
1 review
20 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
We choose it because we saw Viking had great reviews with many options. We heard sooo much about river crazing and couldn't wait to try it. And the destinations sounded sooo wonderful. We booked this trip about 15 months ahead and we ... Read more
ericthall
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose Viking for 2 reasons...firstly TV advertising..2ndly ...they offerred an exceptional package which included flights vs their competitors. Even though timing did not work for us and we changed carriers pricing was still less than ... Read more
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suser35
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
It was a nice clean ship. Plenty of open, comfortable areas to relax while on the ship. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. Overall they gave incredible service. Clear information given on activities and times for each day, ... Read more
BobLGamble
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first river cruise and we booked wth Viking since we have heard good reports about them. The cruise surpassed our expectations and Viking did an excellent job all around. The service and food was excellent, the tour guides ... Read more
Rousseauej
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Visiting Parts of Europe that i had not visited before sounded very exciting. Unfortunately the cruise up the Danube was not as enjoyable as i had hoped. The food and service on the Freya was excellent, but the view from the boat at ... Read more
Wachaucruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
This is the perfect way to tour multiple cities in Europe without having to pack and unpack at different hotels. Every meal is included in the price. Great scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley and the Danube Narrows. Budapest and Vienna ... Read more
Lakeplay
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We enjoyed the cruise very much. It was our first time to Europe and our first Viking experience. There was not enough room on the sundeck for the majority of people. Some people grabbed the best seats and tables and held them for their ... Read more
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